This book is designed to make sight reading as musically intuitive as improvising. Creative-minded students will read the staff clearly, and mechanical-minded students will think like an improviser. The methods in this book are the glue that tie all music principles together.
If a student has to use tricks to decipher the key of a piece, they don’t know the key. If a student can do simple improvisation in a key, they know the key. There is power in playing solfege songs in multiple keys as an improviser, and power in improvising over scales, as taught in our Keyboard Foundations books. Now discover the power of using solfege to learn notated pieces (solfege is just a means of thinking within a key).
Beginning students read in the key of E and A five times more accurately than traditional students in the key of C! These students know how to move in a key before reading a piece in that key. They never read abstract dots on a page. This book is designed to be taught simultaneously with Keyboard Foundations, Book 1.